It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others.
Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and tell us your concerns in confidence.
Working with other organisations, we protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent.
We can help if you act early. You won't be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.
Share a concern
Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.
If you’re worried about someone, call the national police Prevent advice line 0800 011 3764, in confidence, to share your concerns with our specially trained Prevent officers.
This advice line is available every day 9:00am – 5:00pm. Calls outside of these hours will be transferred to specialist Counter Terrorism officers.
If you’re deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, a police non-emergency number is available as a text phone service on 18001 101.
Remember in an emergency, please make sure you’re safe and dial 999.
To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit actearly.uk.